Silverberg Group - Bringing Your Employee Benefits into Focus

Our Team

At Silverberg Group we believe that a talented and dedicated staff is what truly sets us apart from other advisors. We are proud to present our team and give you a chance to get to know us a little better!


Derrick J. Peterson, B.P.E.

Partner

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  • a veteran in the financial services industry since 1989 and a partner at Silverberg Group Red Deer
  • employs a highly personalized approach to helping Canadian individuals, families and organizations with their financial assets
  • “family comes first” kind of guy; loves spending time with his loving wife and three great children
  • also enjoys golf, hockey and hotrods
  • member of the Wealth and Estate Planning Group, Conference of Advanced Life Underwriting and past president of the Central Alberta Advocis Chapter

Aliesha Peterson

Marketing Associate

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2011
  • focused on developing financial strategies with clients to assist them in achieving their goals
  • licensed in Life & Accident and Sickness insurance
  • manages the administration and organization of business operations in the Red Deer office
  • enjoys photography and spending quality time with her family and three pets

Erin Arnold, BTM, HRM

Account Manager

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  • joined the Red Deer team in June 2012
  • expertise lies in timely and concise client support
  • energetic, lifelong learner; Erin is passionate about people and problem solving
  • loves spending time with friends, family and her four-legged fur baby
  • favorite phrase “Carpe Diem”!

 

Doug K. Silverberg, BA

Partner

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  • partner of Silverberg Group since 1996
  • specializes in applying creative and unique employee benefits solutions to businesses all across Western Canada
  • Doug’s strong vision and leadership has provided Silverberg Group with the resources to establish themselves as a premium employee benefit advisor
  • although he loves to golf, hunt, fish and enjoy the great outdoors; his family is what comes first!

Paul Ingram, CA

President

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  • proud to be part of the Silverberg Team, where we help Western Canada’s employees take care of themselves and their families
  • born and raised Albertan and a sports enthusiast
  • committed to four “F’s”:  Family, Friendship, Fitness and Future
  • currently serving on three Boards:  Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation (Audit and Finance)

 

Kimberley D. Silverberg LLB

General Counsel

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  • completed her Bachelor of Law at the University of Alberta and became an associate and partner at Bryan & Company
  • became general counsel at Silverberg Group in 2004
  • supports many local charities; sat on the board of directors for eight years at ABC Head Start and is also a Big Sister
  • loves to golf, watch her kids dance, play hockey, ringette and basketball
  • enjoys spending time in the summer at the Shuswap!

Angela Kay

Controller

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  • proud to be with Silverberg Group since 2011
  • responsible for the Financial and Operating systems of the organization
  • huge hockey fan, especially the Edmonton Oilers
  • the undisputed champion of the Silverberg “Fitbit” Fitness Challenge!

Anita Kapoor, BA, Econ

Insurance Consultant - CBIA Specialist

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2008
  • has been in the Financial Planning industry since 1998
  • expertise lies in Individual and Group CBIA products
  • also specializes in providing insurance solutions to business owners
  • enjoy swimming and travelling

Ann O’Neill

Account Manager

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2007
  • seven years of experience in all aspects of employee group benefits, including marketing and implementing new groups
  • specializes in client inquiries, problem solving and plan improvements
  • avid runner and fitness enthusiast, has completed three half marathons!

Beverly Wourms

Account Manager

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  • happily joined the Silverberg Group team for a second time in August 2010
  • twelve years of group benefits experience including four years as an Account Representative with Manulife
  • expertise lies in client centered services; providing information, clarification and solutions
  • enjoys spending time with her family and her Labrador Retriever “Tucker”
  • ardent Saskatchewan Roughriders fan!

Brenda Mcdonald

Senior Technical Analyst

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  • has many years of experience in the industry in various dynamic roles
  • licensed in Life & Accident and Sickness Insurance since 1987
  • specializes in the development of multi-faceted renewal reports, claims analysis and marketing reviews
  • enjoys skiing, whitewater rafting, rodeos, watching car and drag racing and gardening
  • completed her second tandem skydive this past December!

Denise Dumont

Office Administrator

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  • Silverberg Group’s newest addition – having just joined the team this summer!
  • specializes in the administration and organization of business operations
  • enjoys developing lasting client and associate relationships and connecting people
  • loves to spend time with her two adult children – especially in the kitchen!
  • has been volunteering for the past 30 years with different organizations

Debbie Blair

Junior Benefit Analyst

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  • has been part of the Silverberg team since 2013 and has just taken on her new role as a Junior Benefit Analyst
  • work focuses primarily on the execution and development of client reports and renewals
  • has already proven herself an asset to the Silverberg team through her keen communication skills and strong work ethic
  • Deb is an awesome mother to her two, almost teenage children and loves to stay active!

Dustin Reddon

Account Manager

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  • close to 10 years of experience in all aspects of employee group benefits
  • specializes in plan improvement as well as the managing, marketing and implementation of benefit programs
  • high level problem solver,  who responds to client inquiries and is a key point of contact with your administrators
  • Dustin is also the proud father of two, and a sports fanatic!

 

Jason Malloy

CBIA Administrative Specialist

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  • has been a proud member of Silverberg Group since the beginning of 2013
  • known amongst Edmonton’s legal community for his professional support of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association
  • has a sophisticated background in Investments, licensed for several years with an Investment Brokerage of a Major Canadian Bank
  • loves the outdoors and travelling, he is also a passionate sports fan, especially football!

Jarryd Csuti

Marketing Specialist

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  • joined Silverberg Group in 2013
  • loves to connect people with Silverberg Group
  • expertise lies in marketing, content management, graphic design and event coordination
  • devoted hockey fan, ball hockey and tennis player; bogey golfer
  • enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors

Jo-Anne Johnson, GBA

Senior Benefit Analyst

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  • joined the Silverberg Group in 2006
  • 18 years of group benefits experience including ten years with an international consulting firm
  • expertise lies in technical analysis, coupled with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service and establishing partnerships tailored to each client’s unique needs
  • Jo is the proud mother of two sons and loves traveling, attending music festivals, red wine and chocolate

Krista Hudson

Account Manager

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2013
  • has 7+ years of group benefits experience including five years as a Corporate Account Service Representative with Alberta Blue Cross
  • expertise lies in assisting Plan Administrators with the administration of their company’s group benefits program
  • enjoys yoga, mountain biking and tossing a spiral with a football
  • loves travelling; her favorite travel memory - waterfall repelling in Costa Rica!

Louise Brandon, GBA

Group Benefit Consultant

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  • joined the Silverberg team in 2011
  • 25 years of experience in the industry including 19 years as a consultant with two international consulting firms
  • expertise lies in client retention/satisfaction, advising on plan designs, financial reviews and providing recommendations
  • enjoys down time at the acreage and making memories with family and friends

Matt Fraser

Group Benefit Consultant

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  • started with Silverberg Group in 2003 and has spent the last 12 years developing strong business relationships across Alberta
  • expertise lies in guiding key decision makers so they can make the right decisions in less time
  • always looking to share ideas and resources!
  • enjoys golfing, the outdoors and self development

Shirley Guest, FLMI

Group Benefit Consultant

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2012
  • her responsibilities include plan design and pricing, negotiating and finalizing annual renewals, as well as reviewing plan financials and funding
  • her experience includes a leadership role with a national consulting firm, an Account Executive position with a major Canadian carrier and over a decade as a Group Benefit Consultant
  • enjoys golfing and is actively trying to improve her game!

Timothy J. Cleary

Group Benefit Consultant

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2013
  • shifted his focus towards employee group benefits in 2008; Tim spent 8 years prior in general insurance
  • enjoys meeting new people and creating lasting business relationships
  • interests include concerts, travelling, cooking and golf!
  • his three grandchildren give him inspiration to live life to the fullest and laugh every day

 

Scott Silverberg BA, CFP

Partner

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  • founder of Silverberg Group in 1996
  • previously with a Major Canadian Insurer since 1992
  • expertise lies in plan strategy, funding models, ongoing effectiveness and efficiencies
  • local and board involvement with EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), YPO (Young Presidents Organization), CAFÉ (Canadian Association of Family Enterprise) and The Calgary Golf and Country Club
  • loves golfing and spending time with his family!

Paul Ingram, CA

President

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  • proud to be part of the Silverberg Team, where we help Western Canada’s employees take care of themselves and their families
  • born and raised Albertan and a sports enthusiast
  • committed to four “F’s”:  Family, Friendship, Fitness and Future
  • currently serving on three Boards:  Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation (Audit and Finance)

Anita Fox, BA, CEBS (Econ)

Senior Account Manager

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  • began her career as a group insurance underwriter for a top insurance company, shifted towards Compensation & Benefits while working with Oil & gas Companies, affording her the experience to establish herself as an Advisor/Consultant at Silverberg Group since 2009!
  • expertise within mergers & acquisition, disability management, implementing corporate policy and administration of employee benefits
  • exceptional customer service and attention to detail
  • highly competitive and driven towards success with a lively sense of humor

Bonnie Way

Underwriting Specialist

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  • proud to be part of the Silverberg Group team since 1998
  • specializes in underwriting individual insurance
  • collaborates with Jim Thompson to take care of all of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA) business in Calgary
  • manages the Calgary office and loves to travel and play golf!

Colleen McLaughlin

Account Manager

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  •  joined the Silverberg Group team in 2010
  • 39 years of group benefits experience including 18 years with D.A. Adamson & Associates Limited and 11 years with Morneau Shepell as an Account Manager
  • expertise lies in management and servicing of Group Employee Benefit Plans
  • enjoys golfing, hiking and scrapbooking
  • supports the “Walk-In Closet” charity!

Hassan Bahassan, H.BSS (Econ)

Group Benefit Analyst

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  • joined Silverberg Group in early 2013
  • provides valuable insight and assessment on price calculations and effective funding strategies
  • pursuant of CEBS and Actuarial Science
  • grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Ottawa University
  • avid basketball and soccer player
  • enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at various humanitarian organizations

Jim Thompson, MBA

CBIA Product Specialist

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  • joined the Silverberg Group team in 2013
  • has eight years of experience in the Insurance industry
  • expertise lies in individual and personal insurance including Life, Disability and Critical Illness
  • loves spending time with his family

Jon Berezowski

Sales Consultant

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  • joined Silverberg Group in early 2014
  • previously with Freedom 55 Financial and the Canadian Forces PPCLI
  • expertise lies in group benefits planning and organization
  • enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and running.
  • deployed to Afghanistan in 2009/2010 with the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)

Jude McConnell. BA, BSc (Hons)

Technical Assistant

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  • joined the Silverberg team in January of 2014
  • provides analysis on group benefit renewals and claims experience
  • graduate of Acadia University with an honours degree in Mathematics and Statistics
  • has lived abroad for several years and travelled extensively across four continents

Keith Glenday, BMgt

Group Benefit Consultant

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  • joined Silverberg group out of University in 2008
  • enjoys connecting with people and helping others succeed
  • expertise lies in sharing industry leading ideas to help companies get the highest performance out of their employee benefits plan
  • loves golfing, snowboarding, sailing and traveling
  • volunteer squash mentor for up and coming juniors, loves working with kids and helping them grow

Taryn Moreau

Office Administrator

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  • joined the Silverberg Group Team in 2013 as the Director of First Impressions
  • 8 years of customer relations and service experience
  • enjoys spending her summer’s camping and loves to read!

Ted LaBrosse

Group Benefit Consultant

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  • joined the Silverberg team in 2010
  • 34 years of experience with employer sponsored group benefit plans, 30 of which were spent with Alberta Blue Cross
  • expertise lies in all areas of group benefit plan design and accounting models
  • involved with many local non-profit organizations as a volunteer
  • also has volunteered with the Calgary Stampeder Football Club for the last 10 years as a player assistant/transportation coordinator